August 18, 2016

Registration now open for the Mark Ernsting Drug Discovery Memorial Lecture

Mark Ernsting Lecture

Join us for the inaugural Mark Ernsting Drug Discovery Memorial Lecture. The Lecture is named in honour of Dr. Mark Ernsting, who was a Senior Biomedical Engineer in the Drug Discovery Program at OICR. Dr. Ernsting passed away in December 2015. He was a brilliant and passionate scientist and a great colleague and friend. Dr. Ernsting endeavoured to improve the lives of cancer patients by developing nanomedicines designed to deliver safer and more effective drugs.

Title of talk: Chemistry towards novel mechanism-of-action (nMoA) compounds in therapeutics discovery

Speaker: Stuart L. Schreiber, PhD
Morris Loeb Professor
Director, Center for the Science of Therapeutics
Harvard University
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

When: September 22, 2016, 3-5 p.m.

Where: The Great Hall, Hart House, University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H3

More information and free registration:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mark-ernsting-drug-discovery-memorial-lecture-given-by-dr-stuart-schreiber-tickets-27005851228

July 18, 2016

Save the date: Mark Ernsting Drug Discovery Memorial Lecture on September 22, 2016

Dr. Mark Ernsting

This fall, members of the cancer research community will gather for the inaugural Mark Ernsting Drug Discovery Memorial Lecture. The Lecture is named in honour of Dr. Mark Ernsting, who was a Senior Biomedical Engineer in the Drug Discovery Program at OICR. Dr. Ernsting passed away in December 2015. He was a brilliant and passionate scientist and a great colleague and friend. Dr. Ernsting endeavoured to improve the lives of cancer patients by developing nanomedicines designed to deliver more effective drugs that minimize toxicity.

Date: September 22, 2016
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Location: The Great Hall, Hart House, University of Toronto
Keynote speaker: Dr. Stuart Schreiber, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

July 4, 2016

FACIT Falcons’ Fortunes pitch competition helps Ontario ideas take flight

FACIT Falcons Winner

(from left to right) John Matheson, Medical Innovation Fellow, Western University, Mohammad Tavallaei, Medical Innovation Fellow, Western University, Jeff Courtney, CCO, FACIT, Nicholas Power Surgeon, London Health Sciences Centre, Asha Parekh Medical Innovation Fellow, Western University

Millions worldwide watch Dragons’ Den and Shark Tank where ambitious entrepreneurs try to convince deep-pocketed investors to provide funding for their innovative ideas. On June 1, 2016, a lucky group of cancer researchers from across Ontario had the opportunity to take part in a similar and perhaps ‘kinder’ pitch competition – the FACIT Falcons’ Fortunes event. The Fight Against Cancer Innovation Trust (FACIT) holds the competition every year to learn about some of the most exciting ideas in oncology research, provide funding for the best pitch, and to enhance, support and celebrate a culture of commercialization within Ontario.

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